Right after my run this morning I grabbed my bag and headed to the pool. I was not sure how this swim was going to go after feeling pretty rough on the run. My goal was to just get in the necessary sets and not worry about the total yardage as I had some extra open water swimming on Tuesday. My shoulders are sore from swimming and more importantly from riding in the aero position on my bike.
Today I decided to the workout in reverse. I recently purchased some swim paddles. I finally broke down. Paddles provide a pretty solid workout.
I did the following warm-up
100 free @ 1:47
100 Kick with fins @ 2:02
900 Swim with paddles @ 16:05 – I took my time and just worked on good entry and technique. My lats were tired after this workout
4 x 100 with 30 second rest @ 1:32, 1:31, 1:28, 1:29
100 kick recovery @ 1:57
4 x 50 with 30 second rest @ :41, :40, :40, :40
Instead of recovery swim I chatted with a fellow swimmer
4 x 25 with 15 second rest @ :18,:18, :18, :17
100 Kick recovery @ 1:57
Total Swim Time: 33:10
Total Yards: 1900
I wanted to swim more, but I did not want to overdo it. I have to realize that more, more, more is not always best. I made myself stop at this point and head home to rehydrate and nourish the body.
Two hours of training done by 7 am is a great start to the day.
I still have my big workouts ahead of me this weekend. I hope to stay strong and finish this week on a great training period.